“My daughter is not missing and at no time did I declare her missing,” Mr. Okeke said.He revealed that after the s*x scandal sent shockwaves across the country, the family immediately moved to save Miss Okeke, 20, from committing suicide.
“I have been trying to make contact with one of The Sun newspapers that published the story because they want to sell (market) and I will give them a seven-day notice to correct it,” Mr. Okeke said.However, the Sun says it stands by its story.
“As it stands now, my daughter is still a small girl. I don’t know whether she is still alive or dead. But all I know is that God will prove Himself worthy to fight His children’s battle. I don’t have much to say for now,” the paper quoted Mr. Okeke as saying.The quotes were published under the headline: “Aftermath of s*x video scandal: Family declares Beauty queen missing.”
“In interpretative journalism, we’re not wrong with our headline,” Mr. Malogo said. “If he told us that he couldn’t find his daughter and we say he declared her missing, we’re not wrong.”Mr. Okeke, however, maintained his ground.
“I did not tell press man that called me from The Sun that my daughter is missing or that I couldn’t find her,” Mr. Okeke reaffirmed to Premium Times.Specifically, Mr. Okeke said he told The Sun reporter that the family was holding on to God for a breakthrough in the wake of the scandal.
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